A design and simulation software dedicated to photovoltaic energy


Archelios is a designing and simulation software dedicated to photovoltaics. It gives the production of PV systems and elements of economic analysis. It was first developed by Cythelia wich decided to release it under free software licence in 2008.

PV software - Main functionalities:

  • Evaluation of solar radiation
  • PV system design
  • Forecast of photovoltaic electricity production
  • Calculation of incomes, profitability and LCOE
  • Automatic calculation of distant shadows
  • Interface with SketchUp for near shadows
  • 3D modeling of near shadows
  • Customizable study report
  • Weekly database updates (modules, inverters, weather station, ...)